Everyone is welcome to be part of Prince of Peace spiritual development opportunities. You do not need to be a member of the church to participate.
Preschool Children (Ages 3-6)- are offered Bible Talk & Play…. Preschoolers are blessed with an abundance of imagination. During our preschool Christian Education period, we will harness those imaginative gifts, channeling them into learning core lessons of faith through play. Led by Nursery Attendant/Teacher Kyera Hooks and aided by an assistant, children will begin in the sanctuary for the regular worship service through “Time with Young Christians,” POP’s children’s sermon. Then the children participating in Bible Talk & Play will proceed to the preschool room for a short lesson and craft. (Caretakers will remain in the nursery with infants.) During the Bible Talk & Play instructional period, children will reenact biblical stories, lessons, and parables using materials that invite them to enter imaginatively into the experience of the story. Class will be completed and children relocated back to the nursery for play by 11:30 am.
Primary Students (Grades 1-4)- are offered Bible Talk in Action!…. During the second, third, and fourth Sundays of each month, students will begin in the sanctuary for the regular worship service through “Time with Young Christians.” Then the students participating in Bible Talk in Action! will gather with a second teacher to extend the day’s focus through sharing with an age-appropriate, hands-on activity. Class will be completed by 11:30 am. Students will remain in the sanctuary for the entire worship service on the first Sunday of each month to participate with the entire congregation.
Older Elementary and ‘Tween students (Grades 5-12)- are offered God Squad, in addition to Faith 5…. POP’s youth will have opportunities to learn about discipleship and serve the congregation through the development of videos, by working with younger children through skits and pageants, by developing a greater understanding of the Bible through study, by applying Christ-led teachings through mission projects, and by being a part of the worship leadership team. God Squad meets on the second and fourth Sundays, October through May, from 6:30-8:00 pm in Classroom 3 (as well as other locations to be determined based on planned activities). We do not offer a Sunday morning Sunday school class for older kids because we have found they learn better at other times through other interactive, discipleship formation experiences, especially through Faith 5 practice, multi-generational worship, and mission. However, youth may ask the ushers for worship worksheets to help them learn more from the service.
All Ages- are offered a congregation-wide Faith 5 practice involving sharing, Bible study, prayer, and blessing to encourage faith development at home as well as in church.
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Periodic classes are offered for all. These classes are taught by Pastor Elizabeth and other teachers and span a number of topics. Stay tuned for upcoming topics and meeting times.
- Ongoing: Pastor Elizabeth offers a monthly book group on the first Wednesdays of every month.
- Ongoing: Christian Education Elder Mark Weadon leads a Faith 5 Scripture study group on Sundays at 9:15 am…. *Occasionally a topic-specific class is held instead of the study group. See Events for any current offerings.
- Ongoing: Pastor Elizabeth offers occasional classes on Tuesday mornings in Fellowship Hall. See Events for any current offerings.
If you have questions, please call the church office at 410-721-2313, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.